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Twenty-Seven Years Later, L. Ron Hubbard Biography Finally Gets a U.S. Release - Posted March 29, 2014
It's great to see the byline of Tony Ortega in the New York Post. The founder of The Underground Bunker and executive editor of The Raw Story ... [AllTwitter]

Tony Ortega Puts the Skids on Tom Cruise TMZ Item - Posted May 25, 2013
Here's a suggestion for TMZ. When the next need-for-verification Church of Scientology-tinged item comes along, like this Friday afternoon EXCLUSIVE speculating that a pair of wee-hour motorcycle riders were Tom Cruise and girlfriend, check with ... [FishbowlLA]

Cruise-Holmes Scientology Spoof Gathering Steam in Chicago - Posted March 15, 2013
The buzz is growing for The TomKat Project, a bare-bones stage show running through April 24 at the Playground Theater in Chicago. Scientology watcher Tony Ortega ... [FishbowlLA]

Another Very Sad Scientology Tale - Posted February 26, 2013
At the end of his latest blog piece, Church of Scientology watchdog reporter Tony Ortega writ... [FishbowlLA]

Paul Haggis Crashes Church of Scientology's New Year - Posted January 17, 2013
In the media this week, there's something going on in reaction to the release of Lawrence Wright's book about Scientology that also occurred last year when ... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Ortega Breaks Down Lawrence Wright Scientology Book Excerpts - Posted January 9, 2013
The biggest thing from a media perspective about two excerpts published in The Hol... [FishbowlLA]

Tony Ortega Gifts Gawker with Ex-Scientologists Rap Song - Posted December 10, 2012
The latest Church of Scientology scoop fomented by former Village Voice editor-in-chief Tony Ortega is a Thetan level doozy. One that will be reverberating across MSM outlets for days. Th... [FishbowlLA]

THR Reviews Tom Cruise-David Miscavige as a Bad 'Bromance' - Posted September 28, 2012
With Tony Ortega having (at least, temporarily) suspended his daily blog missives about the Church of Scientology, it's up to other outlets to pick up the e-meter slack. This morning, that honor belongs to Hollywood Reporter contributor ... [FishbowlLA]

Tom Cruise Publicist: He Never Forced His Religion on Katie Holmes - Posted September 19, 2012
As part of their evaluation of how fallout from the scandalous Vanity Fair October cover story might affect the way Tom Cruise promotes his next movie (Jack Reacher), THR reporters Daniel Miller and Kim ... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Sheds Staff - Posted September 17, 2012
The Village Voice, sister paper to the LA Weekly, suffered two big losses Friday. First was editor-in-chief Tony Ortega, who announced he was quitting to work on a book proposal about Hollywood's favorite cult, Scientology... [FishbowlLA]

Latest Church of Scientology PR Crisis Heats Up - Posted September 5, 2012
As we reported earlier this week, Paul Haggis' comments about the shocking Vanity Fair October cover story involving Tom Cruise, the Church of Scientology and an a... [FishbowlLA]

Paul Haggis Corroborates Vanity Fair Scientology Cover Story* - Posted September 3, 2012
Labor Day weekend is turning into another massive PR nightmare for Hollywood's top-earning actor. One that not even his once formidable protector Pat Kingsley could have likely circumvented. Firs... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Editor Shares Another Huge Scientology Scoop - Posted July 30, 2012
Tony Ortega has done it again. Over the weekend, on his Scientology-focused blog Runnin' Scared, the Village Voice editor-in-chief published a groundbreaking two-part interview with John Brousseau, a 32-year member who very method... [FishbowlLA]

E! News Bungles Tom Cruise Scientology Quote - Posted July 10, 2012
Right there, in both the headline and body text at press time, former Scientologist Amy Scobee is quoted by E! Online as saying that actor Tom Cruise is "viewed as a complete god" wit... [FishbowlLA]

Marty Rathbun: The Go-to Guy for Cruise-Holmes Scientology Elucidation - Posted July 2, 2012
This morning, there are already two new interviews with high-profile ex-Scientologist Marty Rathbun about the Cruise-Holmes divorce. ... [FishbowlLA]

High Level Ex-Scientologist Pens Expose - Posted September 3, 2010
Village Voice's Tony Ortega reviews Counterfeit Dreams by Jefferson Hawkins. Hawkins documents the rise of the group through the 70s and 80s arriving at its current state w... [FishbowlLA]

You Don't Have To Outrun The Bear, Just The Other Guy - Posted July 30, 2010
This is the message Village Voice editor Tony Ortega has for freelancers in an open memo posted to the site this morning. It comes after an over-eager writer pitched a story, was rejected, and then just had to know w... [MediaJobsDaily]

Tony Ortega Moves North to Village Voice - Posted March 5, 2007
LA's own Tony Ortega is tapped as the editor of the Village Voice. He's the 5th in a little over a year. Ortega, who's been most recently at the Broward-Palm Beach New Times once ... [FishbowlLA]